With the best weather the UK has to offer, a good mix of rolling countryside and golden beaches and that quintessential Englishness, it is little wonder that even in 2013 Devon is one of most popular home grown holiday destinations. This is a county that begs to be explored, and to do this you really need to take advantage of the freedom that comes from taking a holiday in one of the many fantastic holiday parks in South Devon.
There really nothing not to like about this south westerly county, it literally has everything to offer the visitor, and its blend of clusters of thatched roof cottages that make up picture perfect villages, vibrant seaside resorts and the rugged beauty of the miles of rolling moors, Devon really does tick all the boxes and when you have something like this in your own country, why spend stressful hours at the airport to fly off abroad?
The Devon coastline boasts no less that 22 glorious beaches and South Devon has the best of them in the area dubbed the English Riviera. This is Torbay, which encompasses the resorts of Babbacombe, Brixham, Paignton and the famous Torquay. Do not think for one moment that this area has gone the way of many other traditional seaside areas and is run down and neglected, this is a wealthy area that has everything a holidaymaker could ever want.
There are some excellent holiday parks very close to this area that is also within driving distance of the moorland. The most fun ways of visiting these towns is by catching the ferries that run between the harbours, with the exception of Babbacombe as this is effectively part of Torquay but is now recognised as a town in its own right. A trip to the amazing model village here is a must, and the whole area is a lot more laid back that the busy Torquay.
Holiday parks in Devon are very modern and come complete with a choice of accommodations; caravans, chalets, tents etc. They have a wealth of activities and entertainments onsite if you don’t want to venture far, and there is top class entertainment in the evenings. Forget knobbly knees and glamorous grannies, they have no place in 21st century holiday parks that have international artists appearing in the evenings.
As far as families go, you will be hard pushed to find a better holiday base than a holiday park in South Devon as it has something for all ages. There are kids clubs to give parents a break and spend some quality time together and those who haven’t ventured onto a British holiday park since the 1970’s or 80’s will get a shock at what they offer today.
With South Devon easily accessible by car, train and even plane, a wealth of entertainment, attractions and beautiful landscape make it the number one choice for many staycationers and why would you hang around airports and take long flights when you have all this nearly on your doorstep?